Marfona a second early ware variety with large tubers, a high yield and suitable for the ‘baker’ markets.

  • Rather firm cooking
  • Uniform tuber shape and size
  • Good virus resistances

Tuber Characteristics

  • Skin Colour Yellow
  • Flesh ColourLight Yellow
  • Tuber ShapeOval Round
  • Tuber SizeQuite Large
  • Harvest DamageQuite Sensitive
  • Dry Matter Content19,2%
  • Cooking Type AB
  • DormancyAverage

Plant Characteristics

  • Maturity Second Early
  • Foliage Initial Development Quite Fast
  • Flower ColourWhite

Resistance

  • Virus – YnMinimum Susceptible
  • Virus – Yntn (Tuber)Minimum Susceptible
  • Common ScabVery Susceptible
  • Powdery ScabMinimum Susceptible
  • Late Blight-TuberMinimum Susceptible
  • Late Blight-FoliageSusceptible
  • SpraingSusceptible
  • FusariumSusceptible
  • Wart Disease F1Resistant

Harvest and Dormancy

Harvest: Two weeks after accurate haulm killing is usually sufficient, as Marfona is quite sensitive to black spot and harvest damage.

Dormancy: Marfona has an average dormancy and is suitable for long term storage 4°C.

Growing Recommendations

  • Certified seed-used and seeds should not be cut,
  • To produce seed potatoes sholud be 18-20 cm between rows,
  • Should be 25-28 cm for Tableware,
  • Equipment must be disinfected during planting.